A warm welcome to the
PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET
News Sheet for Sunday 26th January 2020
(Details of Worship and Services in separate pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for January
Monday 27 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Thursday 30 14:30 Mission & Worship Committee Meeting (21 Fig
Monday 03 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 04 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Wednesday 05 14:30 Home Group @St Leu
Thursday 06 19.30 Churches Together Meeting (St. Andrew’s)
Monday 10 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Wednesday 12 11:00 Pastoral Team Meeting (Vicarage)
Saturday 15 09.00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 17 12:30 [email protected] Lunch (The Racing Greyhound)
14:30 Fundraising Committee Meeting (11 Cliffside Dr.)
14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 18 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Friday 21 14.30 Tea and Beetle Drive in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 24 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
The Mayor’s Civic Service with The Bishop of Dover –
The Rt Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin will take place on the 9th February at 11am, followed by refreshments in the Community Hall. Please note there will be no 9:30 Sunday Praise on the 9th Feb.
Monday at 7.
Our next event is on Monday 17th February, 12.30 for 1pm, for lunch at The Racing Greyhound, Ramsgate. If you have a computer, please download the Lunch Menu and let me know what you would like to eat. Those of you without a computer, I will make sure you get a copy of the Lunch Menu. Any queries, please contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email . Thank you.
The Winter Shelter.
Thank you for your wonderful support so far. The shelter continues through January, February and March offering accommodation and welfare services and helping to rebuild damaged lives. Please give new socks, new underwear, rucksacks, toiletries both male and female and feminine hygiene items. I will also collect cleaning materials to help the churches who provide the accommodation. Please leave your donations in the Church or in the Parish Office. Contact:JuneBinfield / 01843 861286 / 07711 072233.
Charity coffee pod & crisp packet recycling
I will be collecting crisp packets and Tassimo coffee pods in aid of the Kent air ambulance. They can be given to me at church service or I will leave a box for them to be placed in which will be located in the children’s corner. So far we have collected 600 coffee pods and 1600 crisps packets which have been sent off to raise funds for the air ambulance. Thank you from Toni Lawrence.
Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 26th January 2020
Boot Fair – Saturday 15th February
The next Boot fair will take place on Saturday 15th February in the Community Hall. As you will remember we had to cancel the last one due to lack of support, so St. Peter’s really needs to re-establish its reputation as a good venue for Indoor Boot fairs, so your support in this effort is vital. We have already had some enquiries from potential table holders but, if you would like to hire one, or you know someone who might be interested, please book up by contacting the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or call on 01843 866061, or encourage other interested parties to do so (the office is open and available to take phone calls between 9.00am and 1.00pm on weekdays). Tables are charged at £10.00 each (not considered to be reserved until the £10.00 fee has been paid) and tea/coffee and bacon rolls are available, so it’s very good value and can be quite profitable. Hope we see you there.
On Friday 21st February at 2.30 pm we have arranged a Beetle Drive, which should appeal to both adults and children. What is a Beetle Drive? I had to ask that question when the idea was first mooted, but it is a game involving building a Beetle (not a real one I hasten to add) using paper, pencils and a dice. Tickets will be £5.00 each for adults and £3.00 for children and can be obtained from the Parish Office in Hopeville Avenue (see above). There will also be a raffle and modest prizes for the winning teams so, if you care to try driving a Beetle or two, buy some tickets and come along!
Dinner and Dance
Don’t’ forget – 12th June 2020 at the Pavilion.
Talk – ‘Round the World in a Double Decker Bus’
On Thursday 12th March (2.00pm to 4,30pm) we have arranged a talk in the Main Hall by Richard King. In the early ‘70s, with a group of friends, he bought an old double-decker bus and drove it round the world and he now tells of his experiences in a very interesting talk. He is coming to St. Peter’s in March to deliver it in the Church hall and Afternoon Tea, with sandwiches and cake, will be served as part of the event. Tickets (which are not yet available) will cost £10.00 each. The talk is said to be both fascinating and hilarious so, if you would like to come along, note the date in your diary.
We are always looking for more prizes for our raffles so, if you have anything suitable that you don’t want, please remember us. The next event which will involve a raffle will be the ‘Beetle Drive’ in February, so including things appropriate for children would be especially welcome
Monday Home Group 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, CT10 1RL
We meet weekly to share in some of the glories and encouragement contained within the Bible Readings heard in Church the previous day. You’d be most welcome – even for a one-off – there’s no obligation to have to say anything! After the hour of reflection, sometimes also drawing also on art or music, we then enjoy tea and fellowship. For more details, please phone Michael or Elspeth Cooke on 863293.
The Wednesday Home Group.
We will meet again on Wednesday, 5th February at 2.30 pm at St. Leu. Irving will be continuing our study of the early books of the Old Testament. All are welcome. Contact: June Binfield. or 01843 861286 or 07711 072233
Website. Please take a moment to look at www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk and review your areas of interest and then email Trevor Hogben with any updates.
Parish Office in Main Hall (01843) 866061
Hopeville Avenue, St Peter’s CT10 2TR
Open Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm
Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry
Please Note that the Parish Office will be closed at 1pm every afternoon. If you need to see Simon outside of office hours please ring him to arrange an appointment.
Vicar – Rev’d Jan Durrans (Day off – Friday)
Contact details of the many different church groups/ organisations can be found on our Parish website: www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk
We are always SO grateful for the cash donations given each week at services. If you are a tax payer it would be an even greater benefit if you could put your donation in a completed yellow Gift Aid envelope so that we can recover the extra 25p in every pound given!